Choosing Between a Fiberglass and Wood Entry Door
When it comes down to choosing between a fiberglass and wood entry door, there are a couple things you should consider. Both have several advantages and drawbacks, from price range to vulnerabilities.
Let’s talk about the pros and cons of both and go over an entry door recommendation.
Comparing and Contrasting Fiberglass and Wood Entry Doors
Wood doors are the classic, stunning entry doors that everyone knows and loves for its reliability and authenticity. Small scratches can easily be taken care of but wood doors might require a bit more maintenance than fiberglass. Wood is also susceptible to moisture. This can be a huge problem for homeowners because once moisture finds a way into the nooks and crannies of the door and frame, it will warp the wood, cause cracks, and can lead to rot. This means drafts, lower energy efficiency, costly repairs, etc. This can all be combated with a good storm door or a water management system that ensures water running off away from the door but this can take away from the beauty of the door and cost a lot more.
Fiberglass is a material built for strength and durability but also brings great design to the table. It’s built to resist warping and cracking when exposed to hot and cold weather and moisture. So you know your door’s energy efficiency and performance will stay top-notch for a long time. The real appeal comes from its ability to mimic wood grain textures so well. This means you get the look of wood with the benefits of fiberglass. The ProVia Embarq is engineered for extreme energy efficiency while maintaining incredibly authentic woodgrains designs. In fact, the Embarq comes with 14 wood finishes and 16 paint color options, aside from the glass and sidelite options.
If you want more information or a totally free estimate on a ProVia Embarq or other fiberglass door, give our experts a call today.